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tonight, nbc news exclusive. for the first time, donald trump's doctor speaks out about his letter declaring trump to be the healthiest person ever elected president. why he tells us it was written in just five minutes, what we know tropica threat moving in, major flood warnings in florida and new concerns along the gulf coast. zika blood fears, a new recommendation from the fda saying that all blood should be screeninged for the virus. who would kill two women who dedicated their lives to helping
there's things to help you to stop, but which ones work? >> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nightly news with lester holt." >> we begin tonight with an nbc exclusive, the doctor who attested unequivocally that donald trump will be the healthiest person ever elected president is telling how that came to be. while painting trump's it fell well short of the full medical history trump had promised. the medical paper trail of both candidates has been of interest lately. >> reporter: tonight a remarkable revelation, the only documentation of donald trump's medical history, was written in five minutes, his doctor says. >> i thought about it all day and at the
get rushed. so i try to get four or five things done as fast as possible. >> reporter: the doctor who exam whens trump every day remembers that december day when a black car from the trump team waited outside his office. >> i had to write that letter while the driver waited. >> five paragraphs, filled with words donald trump might use. describing his patient as the healthiest person ever elected. >> in my rush, some of my words didn't come out exactly the way they were meant. >> trump enjoys fast food. >> reporter: but beyond the letter, trump hasn't shared anymore details about his medical status. his doctor is not concerned.
which works out just fine. >> reporter: adding -- >> he would be fit because i think his brain is turned on 24 hours a day. >> his doctor, a graduate of tufts medical school, trump's doctor for three decades, the candidate's picture, hanging in his office. the gop nominee's health is back in the spotlight as trump clinton's physical fitness. >> hillary clinton's illness, take a look at the videos for yourself. >> reporter: hillary clinton's campaign saying those are conspiracy theories. 2016, unprecedented how little the public knows about either candidate's health.
trump's physician for decades and is very familiar with trump's health record. in the meantime the fallout continues from trump and clinton trading barbs over race. hillary clinton continuing to press her case against trump but finding it hard to get past the questions about her family's charitable found >> reporter: hillary clinton keeping up the pressure on donald trump again today. going after his record on race, on "morning joe". >> he e's been sued for housing discrimination, he's attacked a judge for his mexican heritage. >> reporter: the clinton campaign ridiculing trump's attempt to reach out to minority voters. >> i have a great
blacks. >> reporter: and trump slamming clinton for her comments 20 years ago. >> they're the kinds of kids that are callca called super predators. >> my work as secretary of state was not influenced by any outside forces. >> reporter: tonight one such donor, slim fast founder who clinton's aid asking for a meeting. but he says it was all about his work on middle east peace. >> my meeting with hillary was to try to promote peace between palestine and israel. >> reporter: but swing voters like these women in wisconsin are clearly bothered by clinton's controversy. >> the trust to know between right and wrong and integrity. and i don't think that she has that.
>> every time i think of the email scandal, i just think what else has she done that we don't know about? and i'm sure there's a lot. >> reporter: and that focus group last night had very new good things to say about either candidate. asked to describe t asked. the government telling all blood banks in the u.s. to the mosquito born virus, a major expansion indicating the growing concern and uncertainty that the virus can cause. gabe gutierrez has the latest. >> reporter: maria rivas's newborn daughter appears healthy, she's infected with zika. maria says she contracted the virus in venezuela and tested positive in april. doctors were surprised
but the 2-month-old does have a scar on her left retina. do you know what the future holds? her mother says she easterified about what the future might bring. >> most of the data that's come out has happened in the last six months. >> reporter: a study out in the journal radiology suggests that even a baby born without zika can have problems months later. explain to me what's going on here. >> this is fluid in the brain, and this last one is a severe amount of fluid in the brain. >> reporter: florida already had been screening blood donations for zika, but now says 11 other states must do it within a month because
banks should within three months. >> there is great concern and we want to make sure the blood supply is kept as safe as it can possibly be. doctors closely monitor maria's daughter for health problems. >> reporter: zika was transmit by a man who didn't even know he was infected. >> gabe, thank you. as we head into the late summer weekend, there is tropical trouble closing in. flood fears there in florida as well as on the gulf coast, amid anxious uncertainty about where this system is going and how much punch it could pack. janice, what's the latest? >> lester, the storm
rain across hispaniola and the bahamas. is two models, the american and the european models follow the track into the gulf of mexico where the water is a lot warmer and it's more agreeable to develop into something. but the european model takes it across north central florida. it's going to cause a florida maybe as much as five inches in the next five days. new developments in a murder mystery that has shocked the nation. the brutal murder of two catholic nuns in their home. >> this is one of the poorest counties. >> reporter: they came here to give themselves to an impoverished community. they ultimately gave
beautiful women that had ever drawn a breath into their body. >> reporter: they were known simply as sister paula and sister garrett. >> margaret and i worked together for years. >> reporter: found brutally stabbed in their home, police last night found their missing car, abandoned a mile away. >> shocking is not a good term. we are devastated. it's a small, sleepy community. >> reporter: for many in this county, the poorest. sister paula and margaret were their only health care provider. the town pharmacist says she was repeatedly touched by the nuns' act of kindness. >> so and so is coming in, we want to pay for their medicine. >> reporter: tonight help is pouring in from across the region and a reward now tops $22,000 as a community tries to make sense of
news, durant, mississippi. after more than five years of deadly conflict, secondary of state john kerry announced a cease fire in syria. nbc news has learned that high level negotiations are under way this evening that would also allow for humanitarian access. help can't come soon enough in aleppo, where a bombing the surviving boys rescued by volunteers, are the only remaining hope for so many. >> reporter: for aleppo's children, they are the last lifeline. engineers, shopkeepers, bakers, now experts in search and rescue. every day you see children. >> we see children more than others.
taught kids english before the war, now he helps save them. >> we have three kids under the rubble, two kids on theer side. >> reporter: part of the all volunteer civil defense force, the white helmets, 3,000 across syria who save 60,000. they were the ones who rescued omar. 10-year-old mohd died. now he sells candy to help his mom. when i go to sleep, he says, i feel like my dad is sleeping there with me. this boy lost his dad too. a member of the white house helmets, one of 135 killed, the last just three days ago. do you worry about your own safety? >> of course i am scared about myself, but when i see someone who suffers and needs my help, i can't stay
>> reporter: in a place where death comes every stay, the white helmets bring hope. we have more of these powerful stories in our digital feature, "aleppo: children of war" on our website. the devastating earthquake in central italy has now climbed to 281. time is running out to trapped in the runnel. still ahead here tonight, snore stoppers, which of the products you see advertised actually gives you a better night's sleep and put some of them to the test. also parents imagine that also parents imagine that bi? ?
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we're back now with is the issue keeping millions of couples awake at night, snoring, affecting more than 90 million americans, so it's no surprise there are a number of products on the market to al leave your snoring and give you a better night's sleep, but do they work? . >> reporter: jack snores, every single night. allowing us to set up cameras in his bedroom
loves him so. >> good night. >> reporter: but she can't take it anymore. you kicked him out of the bedroom? >> you know what? i need to get my sleep and at this point i would do anything to get him to stop snoring. >> reporter: now these over the counter products. we're going to have jack try each one. let's see what happens. >> this is zipa, it's a mouth guard. you want to go ahead and put it in? the leaflet says it will immediately stop your snoring. you want to try it? >> uh-huh. >> reporter: i'm watching on live feed from downstairs. he's completely out and good news. on another night, jack
chin strap. according to the website, the company says they guarantee it will eliminate your snoring immediately after you start wearing it. let's try it. most of the time it works, but jack had his loud moments. the company says the end result is there is no snoring. well, there's some. we reached out to the company, no response. but on yet another night, a real pillow. just over an hour in -- yep, he's snoring, has been for a little while now, so much for the pillow. the maker of the pillow said without knowing more they can't comment on jack's experience, but the pillow has helped many of its users and sleeping partners achieve a better night's sleep. for jack, only the mouth guard stopped his snoring entirely.
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ask your gastroenterologist about humira. with humira, control is possible. finally tonight, if amusement park crowds are too much for you this summer, maybe you could just stay home like these families who are taking backyard fun to new heights. >> are you ready for this? you got your go pro ready? >> yes. >> reporter: there are certain perks that come with being the grandson of a retired
unlimited roller coaster rides. >> i like when i feel weightless. it's just kind of a whoosh. >> reporter: it all started when rio was 2 and sent her grand father paul greg this drawing. >> it wasn't mean my best drawing. >> reporter: where most might see swiggiswigg swiggals, heaw and if you think greg's project ask out of control, check out what we saw all across america. one in indiana even has a fall loop. but not everyone thinks this is a good idea and there are concerns over a lack of regulations. >> we have strict rules about what we're doing and where people can stand when people are riding and haven't had any problems so far. but we try to be as
>>. >> it took quite a bit of work to put all the pieces together. >> reporter: they built their coaster for about $500, the same amount of money a trip to disneyland would cost the family. >> disneyland has lines. >> this has no lines. >> reporter: ten seconds of joy, again and again. >> one more time and then your turn. >> reporter: projects forever remembered as the summer they built roller their backyard. >> looks like fun. that's going to do it for us on a friday night, i'm loelester holt. for all of us at nbc news, thank you for